Can Injectable Fillers Be Used on Crow's Feet?

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Injectable fillers can be used on crow's feet as a second line treatment

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Injectable fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of lines at the corners of the eyes, commonly known as crow's feet.

But, there's a catch... It is best to first use Botox in that area to minimize the muscle contractions which are causing the skin to bunch up when you smile, thereby forming "crow's feet". Then, after a week or two, if any pesky lines are still visible after Botox has relaxed those muscles, then an injectable filler such as Restylane can be used to further conceal the crow's feet if they still bother you.

If you just use a filler without Botox, the filler will dissipate quickly because the muscle contractions will cause it to break down and you'll be disappointed that the results did not last longer.

Laser resurfacing or a chemical peel will also help retexture the skin to smooth away lines that are visbile even when you are not smiling.

Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon

Yes but consider botox first!

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Hi there!

Botox is very effective at softening the crows feet. A very soft filler can be used if there are any static lines remaining (those that appear when you don't move your face or smile). Definitely try botox first though as most of the time this is quite adequate.

Best wishes 

Dr Rupert 

Treat Crows Feet with Botox Initially

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Yes crows feet can be treated with injectable fillers but I would strongly recommend softening of the crows feet with Botox initially and consider using fillers like Juvederm or Teosyal if ideal goals are not achieved 2 weeks post Botox injection.  All the best.

Botox best for Crows Feet

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A slowdown in the production of the skin-firming proteins collagen and elastin as we get older (and, as a result of exposure to the sun), the development of fine lines and wrinkles appear both under and around the eyes (called “crows feet”). This is why the eye area is a very common concern we treat. Our goal is to restore the eyes to their most natural, youthful beauty. We regularly do this with our patients through a variety of customized treatment options including:
 Injectables: Like Botox and Dysport help immobilize the muscles that surround the eyes to prevent the skin from creasing—causing wrinkles.
Lasers: Can help stimulate the growth of skin-firming tissues like collagen and elastin

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Crow's Feet

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There are several fillers that can treat crow’s feet, including Teosyal, Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero. Fillers can smooth away wrinkles that are visible even when you’re not smiling. However, you should consider Botox or Dysport if you want to address creases that are visible only when smiling.

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Occasionally, crows feet of long standing duration can be deeply etched into the lateral orbital skin. Under these circumstances injectable fillers may be helpful for treating this problem.
In most cases, crows feet are related to contractions of the underlying orbicularis oculi muscles. For this reason, Botox injections are usually the treatment of choice for this condition. On rare cases injectable fillers may be combined with Botox injections to optimize the result.
It’s important to individualize treatment based on the patient’s specific physical findings. If you’re concerned about crows feet, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate. This surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that’s appropriate for your condition.

Injections for Crow's Feet and Botox

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The best injection for crow's feet or the fine lines around the eyes is Botox.  Some of the small areas such as the tear trough under the eye can be injected with Belotero.  For the best results please consult a board certified dermatologist with a lot of experience with Botox and facial injections. Best, Dr. Green

Yes they can

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The answer is yes.  Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used on crow’s feet; however they will not prove to be as effective as Botox.  Crow’s feet are caused by motion of the surrounding eye muscle.  Botox serves well to relax the muscle and decrease the appearance of these fine lines.

Yael Halaas, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Injectables Can Be Used on Crow's Feet

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Yes.  Injectables such as Belotero can be used to inject the crow's feet as long as it is outside the orbital rim.  However, I more strongly recommend Botox/Dysport for crow's feet or a combination of dermal fillers and Botox/Dysport for optimal results.

Jeffrey W. Hall, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

BOTOX But Filler in Selected.

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Crow's feet are best treated with Botox. In fact, this is probably the best area for patients who just want to get their feet wet first. This area, surprisingly to many, is the least painful for injections. Thi8s is because the injections are given very superficially. Also, this is one of the safest, least compliation-laden areas.

If fillers are to be used they should be used with a micro-droplet technique and on certain patients. The filler, Juvederm Ultra preferred, should also be performed either before Botox or two weeks later. The Botox injections can, mask the crow's feet otherwise.

 One can get very good results with filler supplementation but be sure you see an experienced injector.

Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD
Virginia Beach Dermatologist

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